Family Practitioner Questions nail diseases

My nails are turning yellow. What could be the reason?

I had extremely beautiful and well shaped nails. However I am noticing not only are my nails turning extremely brittle but also losing their natural color. What could be the cause of this?

4 Answers

It may be a symptom of vitamin/mineral deficiency. You should consider getting a general bloodtest. Biotin 1000mcg daily is a good supplement for hair, skin and nails.
OR
It may be a fungal infection. Your doctor can send nail clippings for fungal culture in order to make a proper diagnosis.
Could be fungal infection. See your doctor
This can be caused by an infection in the nail bed or a vitamin deficiency.
Yellow nails have a quite extensive differential. However, I would consider a nutritional deficiency first.